DENEUX Gabriel Charles


Oil on canvas: 41.5 x 33.5 cm / 16.3 x 13.2 ins
Signed and dated '86' lower right

Painter of genre scenes, portraits and murals.
Gabriel Charles Deneux was a pupil of Gérôme and Cabanel at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He took part in the Paris Salon from 1880 onwards, obtaining an honourable mention in 1897.
He travelled through Greece and Sicily researching ancient pictural techniques, such as those using egg and wax. It was a technique involving pigments mixed with wax, known as ‘Encaustic Painting’, that he employed for the Tlemcen murals and the decorations in the Winter Palace in Algiers. In 1890 he published “Painting in Fast Colours”.
Deneux’ paintings focus increasingly on the blending of shades and on precision of line.

Born in Paris in 1856
French School

Chambéry - Nantes - Versailles

E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 4, p. 714.